East Broadway

After Years of Vacancy, Ernesto’s Spanish Restaurant Opening on East Broadway

Posted August 19, 2019 at 5:05 am

Way down East Broadway, at the corner of Montgomery Street, an upscale corner tenant is entering the fray. This after five years of apparent on-and-off storefront warehousing by a controversial landlord. Eater had the scoop last week, revealing that Quality Eats executive chef, Ryan Bartlow, is opening a new restaurant here at 259 East Broadway. […]

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Patient at Chinatown Methadone Clinic Slashes Security Guard in the Face

Posted August 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

An altercation at a Chinatown methadone clinic yesterday morning led one patient to slash a security guard, police said. A patient of the Lower Eastside Service Center clinic at 62 East Broadway (west of Market) got into a tussle with the security guard onsite shortly before 10am yesterday morning. In response, the suspect reportedly slashed […]

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Luxury Conversion of Landmark Bialystoker Nursing Home Underway

Posted August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

No longer home for the aged, the Bialystoker on East Broadway is henceforth a lap of luxury. Round Square Development (née Ascend Group) filed the first permits last week to begin the conversion process. To renovate the “existing community facility” into condo units. The rooftop water tank was also removed over the weekend. You’ll recall […]

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Cafe Petisco Returns as All Vegan ‘Petisco Vegano’ on East Broadway

Posted August 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

After a four-month hiatus, the green revolution is complete at 189 East Broadway. Petisco Vegano, the next chapter in the life of Cafe Petisco, is now operational. It debuted yesterday after a short friends and family period. While still serving Mediterranean fare, the menu is now completely vegan, as previously reported. It offers faux shawarma […]

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The 7th Precinct ‘National Night Out’ Returns to East Broadway Tonight

Posted August 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

Tonight, the 7th Precinct is back with its annual summer extravaganza on the Lower East Side, National Night Out. The summertime block party is held across the country in an effort to increase awareness for police programs within communities, such as highlighting neighborhood watches and drug prevention. In the Five Boroughs alone, the NYPD hosts […]

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This 1840s East Broadway Tenement is Undermined by Excavation for Modular Condos

Posted July 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

Safety is apparently not part of the overall plan at the 201 East Broadway construction site. This job – modular condos – has been riddled with dangers since work began more than two years ago. It was again shut down by the city three weeks ago for not protecting the adjoining property. According to public […]

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Exhuming the Signage of the Long Lost ‘Garden Cafeteria’ on East Broadway

Posted July 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

The following guest post was written by Chelsea Dowell, director of public engagement at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Visitors to the Museum at Eldridge Street will be treated to an extra dose of neighborhood nostalgia, now that a massive sign from the beloved Garden Cafeteria has been installed on its walls. The East Broadway […]

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Shuttered 3 Months, Cafe Petisco to Return as Vegan Restaurant?

Last modified August 6, 2019 at 6:44 am

For Cafe Petisco, the collapsed wall in the basement coincided with a Department of Health inspection that ultimately led to its closure. Three months later, the mediterranean restaurant looks to be going vegan. Public records show that Cafe Petisco was ordered shut after an inspection on March 29 yielded 43 violation points for “evidence of live mice” […]

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Already with NYPL, Seward Park Gains a ‘Little Free Library’

Posted June 10, 2019 at 5:09 am

Seward Park just gained a new library … in the shadow of another. And one that won’t nab you for late fees. Over the weekend, the Seward Park Conservancy unveiled the Seward Park Little Free Library. It’s a wee weatherproof cubby next to the small children’s playground inside the park, and operates on the standard […]

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Today is the Anniversary of 2 Devastating Lower East Side Fires

Posted May 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

Today, May 14, is a day that lives in infamy on the Lower East Side. Two fires, separated by eight years, devastated the properties, displaced tenants, and ultimately led to new development. Hong Kong Supermarket Fire (2009) It was exactly ten years ago. May 14 was a Thursday that year. That night, with the smell […]

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